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Lymph Glands On Top Of Head
Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck
Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more
Bite on top of head from horsefly. Two swollen glands popped at the base of the skull. Now another swollen on left side of neck. Is this normal?
Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?
Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short: Term may be normal after sinus infection or cold, longer term, growing and hard, you need to see doctor! ...Read more
Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?
Inflammatory nodes.: Most nodes in neck that represent a metastatic process are found along the jugular vein. Nodes at the nape of the neck usually drain the scalp and as such with scalp problems, this would be the cause of the process and almost always represent inflammation. This can be controlled with warm soaks to the scalp and at times antibiotics. ...Read more
The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?
I have a small movable bump on the right side of my neck. It's behind my jaw and slightly below the bottom of my skull? Lymph node? Cancer?
Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus.Infection?
You need help: Dental abscess will not repair itself. Call your dentist before infection gets worse. Sinus infection, nasal congestion, etc, is a medical, not a dental, issue. Make appointment w your physician. Swollen glands may be due to either or both. You need help...Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different options: The neck has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, blood vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?
Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it harder to feel or the larger node is larger because of something aggravating it like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Are the two equally sized non tender lumps just on the edge of the soft pallet before the neck salivary glands or lymph nodes?
I have daily headaches for 5 months on the top left side of my head and swollen nontender lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. Help!
Headache specialist: New Daily Persistent Headache. It has been suggested that this headache may be related to immune changes possibly related to the Epstein-Barr or similar virus but this hypothesis needs further investigation. Fortunately, these headaches are mostly self-limiting. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Many things: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) may occur due to a large variety of factors like infections (bacterial, viral or fungal), immune disorders, drug reactions or malignancy (lymphomas, carcinomas). Correlation with your clinical history and a biopsy usually helps in further characterization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fordyce granules.: Very common. Small, 1 - 3 mm in diameter, painless, pale. They are harmless. ...Read more
Whitish sedements both ends of my back tongue; sides of tongue looks bumpy. Sore throat at left side of throat, swollen chin lymph gland?
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